Auckland LiDAR 1m DEM (2013)

This dataset provides a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for LiDAR data captured in the Auckland region in 2013.

Related datasets
Digital Surface Model (DSM): Auckland LiDAR 1m DSM (2013)
Index tiles: Auckland LiDAR Index Tiles (2013)

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Data collection and attributes
LiDAR was captured for Auckland Council by NZ Aerial Mapping & Aerial Surveying Limited. The capture of the data commenced on 17th July and was completed by the 23 November 2013. The datasets were generated by both ASL and NZAM. All raw point cloud data was produced by NZAM & ASL prior to data being sent to Genesys International for the data classification and product generation. The survey area includes the Auckland city urban area and adjacent rural land covering approximately 2250 square kilometers. Data management and distribution external to Auckland Council is managed by Land Information New Zealand.

Data comprises:
DEM: 6423 asc files in NZTM projection, tiled into a 1:1,000 tile layout
DSM: 6423 asc files in NZTM projection, tiled into a 1:1,000 tile layout
Point cloud: 8224 las files in NZTM projection, tiled into a 1:1,000 tile layout

Data was collected at > 1.5 point/square metre point density. Attributes include:
Intensity values
Return number
Adjusted GPS time

Vertical accuracy specification is +/-0.2m (@ 95% confidence)
Horizontal accuracy specification is +/-0.6m (@ 95% confidence)
Vertical Datum is NZVD2009


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26 May 2016

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 26 May 2016.